Black holes – Between researching ancestors and the Olympics it’s been hard to find time for anything, even bathroom runs. Take-out, pizzas and mysterious meals in my freezer have been my friends. Both my free subscription to an ancestor research site and the Olympics end at the same time. That is lousy timing on my part.
Speaking of the Olympics – I’ve been watching Nathan Chen. That guy pulled a miracle out of his skates for the long program but sadly it wasn’t enough. I’ve never competed on that level but I get it. The intensity gets into your head and does you in. I always did best when I didn’t care. Hats off to him for coming back.
Potholes everywhere – The first one sprouted near my Starbucks about 6 weeks ago (I whined about it then). It continued to get deeper like a sunflower putting down deep roots. Then it invited relatives to join but only in strategic driving lanes. Now there are many and one is so deep it warrants an orange cone. I’m convinced if you look into it you will see Asian people toiling in the fields (just like Mom said). My Starbucks run is very treacherous. Avoiding potholes is the next Olympic sport!
Gas stations – I live in a “pump your own” state. I don’t like it but it’s not rocket science…or is it. This past week I went to a new station. There were a couple of things I noticed right away. The screen where you activate it was high. I’m not that short but I was stretching. Next the sun put a glare on it so I couldn’t see anything it said. After numerous attempts at what I thought should happen I ended up with no gas. I went later in the day with the beloved husband (when the sun was in the other direction) and found that the first question to answer is “Do you have a rewards card?” Oops! I learn something new every day. Maybe the lesson is to look for the sun when driving into a gas station. I wonder if some stations have a tilted screen or little awning over them so the sun glare doesn’t wash it out. (BTW there was no one outside to ask. I feared that I wouldn’t be able to read any other messages on the screen so I chose to drive off empty tanked. I could have walked inside and paid there but that’s so old school!)
Speaking of doing dumb stuff – I no longer feel foolish when I can’t figure something out and drive away empty-handed. Aging has done that for me. How about you?
So how what your week?